The Tuberculosis Implementation Framework Agreement (TIFA) Project is a five-year cooperative agreement (2019-2024) funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Cooperative Agreement 7200AA19CA00013. TIFA is a key component of the USAID Global Accelerator to end TB in 24 countries. TIFA focuses on enhancing collaborative, locally-led efforts to build countriesâ€™ capacity to plan, finance, monitor, and sustain their own high-quality TB programs. TIFA will contribute to the Journey to Self-Reliance by strengthening the ability of governments and civil society to reach the TB targets set by the UNGA HLM on TB. Financial support to government entities will depend on quantifiable milestones and targets designed to incentivize and strengthen the accountability of national TB programs, while simultaneously increasing domestic investment in the fight to eliminate the disease.
The Director of Capacity Development (DCD) will provide technical leadership and oversight for institutional, financial, and programmatic support to FAA grant partners. The DCD will work closely with the Strategic Information (SI) team and the grants team to plan, monitor, and report on capacity building interventions in order to demonstrate effectiveness of the interventions. The Director will also coordinate with in-country Capacity Development Specialists to ensure capacity development interventions are appropriate and of high quality. The Director of Capacity Development will oversee the Direct Financing Advisor and will report to the Program Director.
The Director of Capacity Development will initially be a 50% position; the LOE is expected to increase as TIFA receives country buy-ins.
Participate in the review and finalization of a pre-award/risk assessment tool for assessing the institutional and technical functioning of FAA recipients;
Identify tools, job aids and best practices for strengthening recipientsâ€™ capacity to realize the goals of TIFA, consulting with JSI Capacity Development Center as needed;
Provide direct technical leadership for country teams in the assessment of recipientsâ€™ organizational capacity, the documentation of results, and the prioritization of technical assistance for capacity strengthening;
Collaborate with Country Capacity Development Specialists to monitor emerging capacity needs of FAA recipients in-country, develop training and technical assistance interventions;
Provide ongoing analysis of the efficiency and effectiveness of technical assistance for capacity strengthening, working with Country Capacity Development Specialists to ensure best results;
Guide Country Teams in the analysis, synthesis, tracking, and reporting of capacity strengthening outputs and results, ensuring the incorporation of lessons learned into knowledge management and ongoing capacity strengthening activities;
Work with the Director of Finance & Operations (F&O) to ensure that capacity strengthening activities are within the parameters of the approved budget and cost principles;
Liaise with the Director of Strategic Information and the Program Deputy Director to stay abreast of ongoing and emerging technical assistance needs, particularly in the area of M&E, grants management, and financial reporting;
Manage the identification, screening, and performance assessment of technical assistance providers to ensure high quality performance and the completion of all deliverables;
Travel to country project offices for capacity strengthening activities; and
Perform other duties as determined by the Project Director.
Experience fostering innovation and integrating internet technologies in resource constrained environments;
Excellent critical thinking, problem-solving and leadership skills, including the ability to take initiative and make sound decisions;
Experience with US government programs and USG assistance rules and regulations;
Experience in areas of institutional strengthening such as financial systems, human resources systems, administration and/or compliance preferred;
Demonstrated ability to supervise staff;
Excellent oral and written English communication skills; professional proficiency in additional languages (French, Portuguese, Russian) preferred.
Ability to interact professionally with culturally and linguistically diverse staff, clients and consultants;
Experience living/working in a culturally diverse environment, preferably overseas;
Computer literacy required (especially Excel, MS Word, and Windows); Familiarity with database software helpful;
Ability to travel internationally up to 30% time.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 08/23/2019.
No phone calls please.
Principals only please.